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HSMP changes

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From 7.11.2006 applicants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme will be assessed under a changed points scheme. The target is now 75 points. Work experience will no longer be a major feature, but English Language skills will be important, and qualifications will be more valuable. Assessment of earned income levels will also have more flexibiliy with points ranging from 5 to 45 to be gained. There is also a change in age assesment, and points will now be given for those aged 31 or under - see Services - Employment.